I love to see the Ring-Necked Ducks here in Estes Park! I usually see them at Lily Lake but they were swimming and diving at Lake Estes this morning. Most of the ice is gone from the lake, so I bet we will be seeing a lot more ducks and water birds soon.
The first photograph is of a male Ring-Necked duck. I always think it should be called a Ring-Billed Duck instead. What do you thinK?
And the second photograph is of the female Ring-Necked duck. Similar bill but totally different coloring.